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Rector’s Blog 10.15.17

This past week, Rev. Kathleen and I joined Bishop Eaton and clergy from across our Diocese of Southeast Florida at our annual Clergy Conference.  We engaged in lively discussions about the mission and vision of our diocese, and considered new, emergent patterns of ministry.  Our many ministries here at St.

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Rector’s Blog 10.8.17

I’m happy to share with you that the final, complete version of our Vision 2020 St. Paul’s Strategic Plan is now available!  As you may recall, we “rolled out” the Plan in May with discussions after each service.  Since then, we have begun the implementation process.  The implementation of the Plan is a call that we all share.

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Rector’s Blog 10.1.17

I want to thank everyone for your generous response to last week’s Hurricane Irma relief appeal.  To date, we have collected $4,622 in cash donations, $675 worth of Home Depot gift cards, and lots of critically needed items.  As we continue to collect cash donations (checks may be made out to St.

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Rector’s Blog 9.24.17

After a couple of very stressful, and often chaotic, weeks, things seem to be coming back to some semblance of normalcy for us here in south Palm Beach County.  As we know, that is not the case with many other communities, including communities in our own diocese.  

One area that was particularly hard hit by Hurricane Irma is the Keys. 

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Rector’s Blog 9.17.17

With the coming of Hurricane Irma this past week, we once again were reminded of how powerful nature can be and of how vulnerable we are.  Some of us chose to stay here in south Florida to ride the storm out, some of chose to evacuate to a safer place,

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Rector’s Blog 9.3.17

As we witness the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are called to respond with generosity and compassion.  Any natural disaster like this has three stages: rescue, relief, and recovery.  First responders and military personnel have been focused on saving lives and getting people out of harm’s way. 

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Rector’s Bible 8.25.17

Did you know that 22.5% of children in Palm Beach County are food insecure?  That means that 60,340 children go to bed hungry in our community.  Did you know that 14.7% of all people in our county are food insecure?  That means that 199,460 people in our community do not know where they will get their next meal. 

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Rector’s Blog 8.18.17

At a time when white supremacists are still assembling to foment hate and division, when terrorists who have perverted the message of Islam are still perpetrating death and destruction, advocating tolerance seems like a necessary starting place for restoring respect and civility to the public square. But how do we,

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Rector’s Blog 8.12.17

Believe it or not, this Monday, our Day School begins its 54th year of providing quality education in a loving, Christian atmosphere!  Please pray for Liz Ryan, our Day School director, and our teachers: Grace Aho, Morgan Miller, and Kathy Yates, as we begin the 2017-18 school year.  We have 34 children enrolled this year! 

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Rector’s Blog 8.6.17

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.  This special feast day invites us to embrace anew the divine gift of Jesus Christ, revealed to Peter, James, and John as the Son of God, the Chosen Messiah.  Jesus, in his transfigured glory, appears with Moses and Elijah. 

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